Planned Parenthood: ‘We don’t offer prenatal care’
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is on record stating her business is essential to American women because of the prenatal care it offers.
She is emphasizing that point as a move develops in Congress to withhold the half-a-billion taxpayer dollars that each year goes to the abortion-industry behemoth.
The funding must continue, Richards said, because prenatal care is among “the kinds of services that folks depend on Planned Parenthood for.”
Planned Parenthood “offers abortions, so they don’t offer prenatal care,” according to a Tempe, Arizona, spokeswoman for the business.
That’s right. The service Planned Parenthood says is so important, it doesn’t provide.
The nonprofit Live Action, in a new video investigation, found 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers contacted admitted they would refuse to provide any prenatal care.
Of the other five, one said it was not accepting new patients, and another said it could provide vitamins.
“No, see, we don’t see pregnant women as a way of giving prenatal care, we see pregnant women, um, you know, if they are considering other options,” was from Planned Parenthood in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“No, we don’t do prenatal services. I mean, it’s called Planned Parenthood, I know it’s kind of deceiving,” said a Merrillville, Indiana, spokeswoman.
Another office stated plainly: “We don’t offer prenatal care at Planned Parenthood.”
“Planned Parenthood says it’s a champion of women’s health care, yet prenatal care, which is an essential service for expectant mothers, is virtually nonexistent,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action. “Our investigators who wanted to keep their babies were turned away by 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood centers. It’s clear that despite its claims, abortion is the priority and the only option for pregnant women that visit Planned Parenthood.”
Live Action said it is investing $500,000 in a digital ad campaign to push the video series out to millions of Americans. Future videos will further expose Planned Parenthood’s lack of health care services and include the testimonies of former Planned Parenthood managers.
President Trump already took the first step on the issue on Monday, ordering that U.S. tax money no longer will go to those organizations who fund abortion internationally.